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Chinese Embroidery & Textiles

China is well known for its delicate silk threads and has decoratively embroidered textiles for thousands of years. Discovered by the outside world during the Han dynasty, Chinese embroidery and textiles became famous and were traded among the Greeks, Somalis, Romans, Persians, Indians, and Armenians for their beauty and lightweight quality. They were also sought after because they had a tendency to keep a person warm in the winter but cool in the summer.

The production of Chinese silk textiles was once one of the best kept trade secrets. Rearing silkworms to make silk requires care from the egg stage of a silkworm’s life until its cocoon stage. Once the worm reaches cocoon stage, the cocoon must be steamed or baked so that the pupa inside will die, and then dipped into hot water to... Read more

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Framed Chinese Embroidery

July 26, 2016, 6:00 PM AEST
Woollahra, Sydney, Australia

AUD260 (3 bids)

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Chinese Framed Silk Embroidery Art

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Seven Paintings on Silk

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Silk Embroidery Framed

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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20th century Chinese ancestor portrait on silk of a seated d

July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Woking, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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Chinese silk banner, embroidered in silk stitch with water b

July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Woking, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Pair of Chinese sleeve panels, worked in silk stitch and Pek

July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Woking, United Kingdom

£50 (1 bid)

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Chinese silk roundel, embroidered with bat flying over figur

July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Woking, United Kingdom

£65 (4 bids)

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Two embroidered pictures of birds one depicting a peacock 53

July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Woking, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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Chinese embroidery, the blue silk ground with butterflies an

July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Woking, United Kingdom

£95 (3 bids)

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Chinese silk hanging, the red ground embroidered with figure

July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Woking, United Kingdom

£300 (4 bids)

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Chinese silk, the brown ground embroidered with two deer and

July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Woking, United Kingdom

£70 (3 bids)

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Chinese silk work wall hanging depicting seven dragons fight

July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Woking, United Kingdom

£900 (4 bids)

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Chinese silk work of cranes, 77cm x 50cm,

July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Woking, United Kingdom

£50 (1 bid)

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Chinese Silk & Embroidered Ladies Coat

July 28, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Chinese Silk & Embroidered Ladies Coat

July 28, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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19th Century Chinese Embroidery

July 28, 2016, 7:00 PM EST
Montreal, QC, Canada

CAD40 (starting bid)

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A NEAR PAIR OF EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE EMBROIDERED SILK ROUNDELS

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£120 (starting bid)

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A 19TH/20TH CENTURY FRAMED CHINESE 4TH GRADE EMBROIDERED SILK RANK BADGE

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£60 (starting bid)

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A PAIR OF 20TH CENTURY CHINESE 4TH GRADE MACHINE WOVEN SILK RANK BADGES

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£60 (starting bid)

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A FINE QUALITY 19TH CENTURY CHINESE EMBROIDERED SILK PICTURE

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£440 (starting bid)

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A GOOD EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE BLACK GROUND EMBROIDERED SILK ROBE

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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A GOOD QUALITY EARLY 20TH CENTURY LARGE CHINESE EMBROIDERED RED GROUND SILK WALL HANGING OF MAGU

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£220 (starting bid)

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A GOOD & UNUSUAL LARGE EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE EMBROIDERED SILK BLUE GROUND PHOENIX BANNER

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£260 (starting bid)

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A FINE QUALITY 19TH CENTURY FRAMED CHINESE 7TH RANK MANDARIN DUCK RANK BADGE

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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A VERY LARGE EARLY 20TH CENTURY FRAMED CHINESE CREAM GROUND SILK EMBROIDERY

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£90 (starting bid)

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TWO EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE SILK CUSHION COVERS

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£90 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE EMBROIDERED SILK TEA COSY

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£10 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE 5TH GRADE EMBROIDERED SILK RANK BADGE

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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FRAMED SILK EMBROIDERY 'CHILDREN'

July 29, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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A 19th century Chinese kimono, linen with blue silk embroidered depiction o

July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Little Bytham, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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A LARGE CHINESE EMBROIDERED CREAM GROUND SILK PANE

July 30, 2016, 11:00 AM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£120 (starting bid)

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Chinese Silk Embroidered Court Vest

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$700 (starting bid)

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Chinese Embroidery

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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19TH CENTURY CHINESE EMBROIDERY, FLOWER AND BIRD

July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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19TH CENTURY CHINESE EMBROIDERY, LION

July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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19TH CENTURY CHINESE EMBROIDERY, FIGURAL SCENE

July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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TWO 19TH CENTURY CHINESE TIBETAN THANGKAS

July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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TWO 19TH CENTURY CHINESE TIBETAN THANGKAS

July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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19TH CENTURY CHINESE SILK EMBROIDERED DRAPE

July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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19TH CENTURY CHINESE SILK EMBROIDERED LADY'S ROBE

July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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19TH CENTURY CHINESE SILK EMBROIDERED LADY'S ROBE

July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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W. Wilson c. 1914 Chinese Silk Campaign Poster

July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Harry S. Truman 1948 Campaign Chinese Voter Silk Portrait Banner

July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Embroidered Silk Dragon Tapestry

July 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Sarasota, FL, USA

$125 (2 bids)

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Antique Framed Chinese Embroidery Sleeve

July 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Sarasota, FL, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Pair of Chinese Pictures on Silk

July 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Vintage Chinese Embroidery on Silk Birds Framed

July 30, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Rockville, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Antique Qing 19th C. Chinese Finely Embroidered Silk

July 30, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Rockville, MD, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Framed Embroidery Gourd

July 30, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Rockville, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Framed Embroidery Ruyi

July 30, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Rockville, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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CHINESE QING DYNASTY EMBROIDERY FLOWER

July 30, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Rockville, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Framed Scrolls on Silk, painted with Pheasants & Eagles, Republic Period

July 31, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD30 (starting bid)

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19TH C. CHINESE KESI TAPESTRY WARRIORS W GOLD THREAD

July 31, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Mr. Pleasant, SC, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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9 VTG 1920S-30S CHINESE SILK EMBROIDERED ITEMS

July 31, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Mr. Pleasant, SC, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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LOT OF (4) QING DYNASTY EMBROIDERED COLLARS

July 31, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scotts Valley, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Silk Embroidery, Floral Elements and Fringes, Early 20th C.

August 2, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€750 (starting bid)

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